March 15, 2011

WBW#71: Kilikanoon Prodigal Grenache 2006

ProdigalgrenacheKilikanoon is one of the Clare’s fine gems & Grenache is something that Australia does well in a variety of styles.  An often overlooked fact is that we have some of the oldest Grenache vines in the world here.  The vines for this Grenache are 60 years old & the wine has been basket pressed then matured for 22 months in seasoned oak.

A wine that is loaded with varietal spicy berry & cherry fruit character. Being a Grenache, it is lighter than Shiraz but still has plenty of structure including some quite well integrated but hefty alcohol that is just noticeable. Juicy and with long & fine length.  This is one to drink with food to bring out its best.

Date: 15th July 2010   Price: $27   Value: $$  Drink: Now –  7+ years

Bumped up for Wine Blogging Wednesday #71 – 16th March 2011

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